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Recently Washington, DC had its bi-annual Restaurant Week event.  For lunch and dinner, participating restaurants offered multi-course selections at an amazing set price.  One could enjoy a 3-course lunch for $20.14, and 3-course dinner for $35.14. This year, I visited Rosa Mexicano.

With 15 locations spread from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, Rosa Mexicano is described as “contemporary Mexican cuisine rooted in authentic flavors utilizing socially responsible ingredients combined with stylish spaces and festive atmosphere”.

From the pre-determined Restaurant Week menu, I selected fresh (made at the table) guacamole as an appetizer, chicken enchiladas topped with a delicious tomatillo cream sauce for my main course, and for desert I tried the vanilla flan infused with espresso.

Let me tell you, if you’re a guacamole-lover, this place will be your new home!  According to Martha Stewart, Rosa Mexicano has “the best guacamole in the world”.  In the world y’all!  And she was not lying!  A server visited the table with a cart of fresh avocado, jalapeno, tomato, onion and cilantro.  The ingredients are ground to your liking – mild, medium, or spicy.  Served with tortilla chips and salsa, the guacamole was absolutely delicious!

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 The chicken enchiladas were soooo good!  Now I’ve have chicken enchiladas before, but I must say, these rank pretty high on the list.  There was just the perfect amount of seasonings.

I finished off my meal with the Flan de Rosa.  This was a vanilla flan infused with espresso, served on a warm ancho chile brownie and topped with cinnamon whipped cream.  This was a perfect finish to a delicious meal.   Although as a self-proclaimed whipped cream junkie, I could have used a bit more (no, a lot more) of that cinnamon whipped cream.  Tasty!

Along with my meal, I enjoyed a personal pitcher of passion fruit iced tea with house made vanilla simple syrup to sweeten.  For those that partake in alcoholic beverages, Rosa Mexicano has an extensive list of tequilas, wines, beers and specialty cocktails.

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A bright, colorful space with a warm inviting atmosphere, Rosa Mexicano is sure to please.  The next time you’re in DC, or one of the 9 cities that has a location, I would definitely suggest stopping in at Rosa Mexicano.  If you do nothing but experience the guacamole, it’s a must!



2 Comments on Restaurant Review – Rosa Mexicano

  1. Kimberly H. Smith
    February 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Nice post, Kennie. I love authentic Mexican restaurants and fresh ingredients. Simply the best. I have always wanted to try a Mexican dessert but never have. Thanks for sharing.
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    • beignetmamas
      February 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Kim! This was my first Mexican dessert, and it was actually pretty good. My coworkers and I are currently plotting on when we can go back!


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